The Midwife's Fascinating True Story Is Behind It

The Midwife's Fascinating True Story Is Behind It ...

Call The Midwife has been on the air for twelve seasons now, revealing the stories of midwives and mothers giving birth in the devastated postwar United Kingdom. The series has managed to cover a wide spectrum of issues that remain in place until today, while being profoundly personal and specific. Which is why I suggest a trip as soon as possible.

Call The Midwife was inspired by a true story.

In the 1950s, Jennifer Worth began writing a trilogy of memoirs about her time as a nurse in East End London. She was then published in 2002 and became a bestseller, as well as her two subsequent books, Shadows of the Workhouse and Farewell to the East End.

Worthas'' memoirs influenced the series, and the character of Jenny Lee, played in the first three seasons by Jessica Raine and voiced by Vanessa Redgrave as the narrative director explains the author herself. Worth was diagnosed with midwifery training when she was a nurse in the early a50s, and worked with the Sisters of Saint John the Divine as well as Lee worked with the nuns of Nonnatus House.

Some of the characters are based on real people.

Some of Call The Midwife''s roles are based on people Worth knew in real life. Like Sister Julienne, who went to school for many years before, told RadioTimes in 2017. aI have special memories of Sister Julienne, with little stories and wonderful illustrations down the side in a felt pen or watercolour. As a result, a sister Julienne would write letters to me and [her sister] Juliette, whom she visited every week, and a week after her mother moved to Birmingham. Cynthia, Cynthia,

Nonnatus House is not real.

The patron saint of midwives and pregnant women is St. Raymond of Nonnatus, which makes great sense for the series, but Nonnatus House isn''t genuine, according to The Sun. It was a set designed specifically for the series in Surrey. So there was no grand tour then.

The series sheds a light on East End London.

Worth spoke to The Guardian why she was writing her memoir. aSo many of those fantastic actors have stayed with me at the time. aThey pushed it aside. There was no law, no lighting, no bedbugs, and no fleas. It was a hidden place, not written about at all.

The people of the Mid-century East End London are now as close and dear to audience members as anyone else. All thanks to Jennifer Worth.

How to watch Call The Midwife.

If you have added Britbox to your subscription, you may see Call The Midwife on PBS Passport as well as on Amazon Prime Video, or catch the first 10 seasons on Netflix.

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